Sterling Shackelford

Male1779–30 August 1853

Brief Life History of Sterling

When Sterling Shackelford was born in 1779, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, John Shackelford, was 35 and his mother, Anne White, was 33. He married Nancy McQuaid on 9 October 1809, in Carroll, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Kentucky, United States for about 40 years. He died on 30 August 1853, in Jackson Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in New Maysville Cemetery, New Maysville, Jackson Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States.

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Sterling Shackelford
Nancy McQuaid
Marriage: 9 October 1809
Edmund R. Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford
Martha Ann Shackelford
Thomas Jefferson Shackelford
Sterling W Shackelford
John W. Shackelford
Amelia Shackelford

Sources (17)

  • Sterling Shackleford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sterling Shackelford, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sterling Shackelford, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1809Carroll, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 1

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 2

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 21

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Shackleford in Godalming or Shackleford in Woking (both Surrey). The placename may derive from Old English sceacol ‘shackle’ or an element related to dialect shackle ‘loose’ (derived from sceacan ‘to shake’) + ford ‘ford’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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